P.P.F. Degrand

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P.P.F. Degrand

Peter Paul Francis Degrand (1787-1855) or P.P.F. Degrand was a French-born broker and merchant in Boston, Massachusetts, in the 19th-century. He was involved with the Boston Stock Exchange and the railroad;[1][2] and published the Boston Weekly Report in the 1820s,[3] employing Edgar Allan Poe as a reporter.[4] Degrand lived on Pinckney Street in Beacon Hill.[5] Friends included John Quincy Adams.[6] He died in 1855 and was buried in Forest Hills Cemetery.[7]


  1. ^ Clarence W. Barron (1893), The Boston Stock Exchange, Boston: Hunt & Bell, OCLC 4355517 
  2. ^ Edward C. Kirkland. "The 'Railroad Scheme' of Massachusetts." Journal of Economic History, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Nov., 1945)
  3. ^ Library of Congress. Boston Weekly Report.
  4. ^ Edgar Allan Poe (1969), Collected works of Edgar Allan Poe, Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-13935-6, 0674139356 
  5. ^ House at no.105 Pinckney Street; offices kept successively on Broad St., State St., and Congress St. Boston Directory. 1823, 1832, 1848, 1851.
  6. ^ Adams, Henry (1918), The education of Henry Adams, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, OCLC 421061 
  7. ^ "Deaths." New England Historical and Genealogical Register, v.10, no.2, April 1856

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